Welcome from Mrs Parkinson (Head of Year 7 & Transition Coordinator)



We are delighted that your child will be joining Archbishop Temple Church of England High School in September.

We know that the time between accepting your place with us and starting in September can be worrying, so it is our aim to ensure that your child feels supported throughout their transition and that their move to secondary school goes as smoothly as possible. Teachers and pupils alike, are looking forward to making you feel a welcome part of our school community.

This page is to give you some reassurance and let you know what will happen next:

  • March-June: Primary schools

Once we have all the acceptance forms, Archbishop Temple Church of England High School staff will contact your child’s school. This is a chance for us to pass on information about the school and gather relevant information to support your child’s transition. We have a dedicated year 7 team, and one of us will visit your child in their primary setting. Where possible, we will incorporate our current Year 7 pupils in visits, so that the children can hear about life at Archbishop Temple from a pupil's perspective, and someone who has recently been on the journey from primary, to high school.

  • 3rd July – Primary Taster Day

This will be an opportunity for your child to visit the school and experience some of the lessons, activities and daily routines of secondary school. Further information on this will be sent out in due course.

 We will write to you again at the end of term with details of how to book on to the Year 7 Welcome Eucharist in September. 

In September, you will be invited to attend a Year 7 Information Evening on Monday 2nd October 2023.

This page will continue to be updated between now and September. 

If you have any questions related to starting with us, please contact us by using the contact form.


Chaplain Andy welcome our new pupils to Archbishop Temple Church of England High School. Find out about our wonderful chapel, Ignite and the opportunities to become Faith Reps.

Find out about the exciting array of clubs and extracurricular activities we have on offer at Archbishop Temple Church of England High School.

Important Documentation

Please take time to look through these documents. They contain a lot of important information you will need before your child starts with us in September. 

Starting at Archbishop Temple School - Important Documentation

School Day

Transition to Secondary School

School is open from 8am to 4.30pm each day. Our school library is supervised from 2.45pm to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday every week during term time.

Preparing for High School

Preparing for high school can be a daunting feeling, so our staff will be creating some activities to support you. A transition booklet featuring these activities will be coming soon. 

Other Useful Links and Information

Aims and Ethos

Study skills

School calendar


County Council’s School and Transport Information

We look forward to working alongside you and your child.

Mrs R. Parkinson

Year 7 Transition Coordinator


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